Do you visit certain Stops often? Need to specify weekly hours for a location? Consider turning those Stops into Favorites to make your life just a bit easier.
Create a Favorite
If you already have a Stop on a Route that you want to add as a Favorite, just tap that stop, and then tap the Save Favorite button.
You can also add a Favorite in Search Mode, just like a Stop. When confirming the location, simply hit Save Favorite. This can also be done in the Favorites section of the app from the main menu.
If you have more than a few favorites you need to add, you may want to use our (Pro) Upload Tool to bulk upload Favorites via spreadsheet.
Using Favorites with Routes
Quickly add Favorites to a Route by tapping on the Favorite either in the Planner, or in the Favorites screen, and then tapping Add to Route in the pop-up. (Note: the Stop will add to the Route in the same color as the Favorite)
Once on a Route, you can tell which Stops originated from a Favorite by the Star Icon to the right of each Stop.
When in the Favorite list, Favorites are currently on the open route are denoted with a Flag Icon to the right of each Favorite.
Important: after a Stop is created from a Favorite, edits done are not linked between the two.
• edits to that Stop will not affect the Favorite
• edits to that Favorite will not affect the Stop
Add many Favorites to a Route quickly with Multi-Select Mode. Open list view, and tap on a circular Favorite Icon on the left of the list.
Now multi-select mode is engaged - tap any additional favorite icons will add that favorite to the current selection. After you have selected all of your favorites that you want to add to the route, tap the "+" button at the top of the screen to add those selected favorites to your current open route.
Editing a Favorite
Tapping Edit in the favorite popup will bring up the edit screen for that favorite. From here you can change the display name, add a note, change the color of the pin, among other options.
Changing the color of the pin will affect the appearance on the map and in lists.
TIP: If you add a phone number, you will be able to quickly text or email the location from the stop or favorite popup.
Changing Pin Location
Sometimes the pin location of a favorite may not be in the precise location that you want. For example if you are looking to go to the back loading ramp vs the front of the store.
You can adjust the location of the pin by tapping "Relocate Map Pin", and then positioning the pin in the exact location that you want.
Favorites give you the ability to set certain availability schedules for that location. For example if a store is only open from 9am-5pm on Monday-Friday, and 1pm-3pm on Saturday-Sunday, you will be able to specify this, which will be taken into account when optimizing the route.
To set an availability schedule for a favorite, tap the favorite to bring up the popup, then tap the "Manage Availability". For more detail on setting availability, please see our article on Time Windows.
Keeping Track of Checkins
With a favorite, you can keep track of any checkins made to stops created from that favorite.
In order to see a list of checkins for a favorite, tap on a favorite to bring up the popup menu, and then tap "View History" to see a list of checkins for that favorite.